The Best San Francisco 49ers of All Time Football Players (American)
0Ultimate List
by  * Ranker
Staff
tags 5,608 votes 510 voters 25,143 views 52 items f p @

The Best San Francisco 49ers of All Time

List Criteria: Please vote on the players based only on their time with the 49ers

A list of the best San Francisco 49ers of all time. The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most successful and popular NFL teams during the Super Bowl era. The team has gone to six Super Bowls, winning five of them. The San Francisco teams of the past four decades have had some of the best players in football history. These players are widely considered the best players at their position and are easily the greatest 49ers ever. Every conversation about the greatest 49ers begins with Joe Montana. Drafted in the third round in 1979, Montana was an integral player in the 49ers dynasty of the 1980s and 1990s. The team won four Super Bowls with Montana as its quarterback, confirming his status as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Next in line was another superstar quarterback: Steve Young. A worthy successor, Young was an NFL MVP and led the 49ers to the Super Bowl title after the 1994.

You can't talk about the greatest 49ers players of all time without mentioning the best wide receiver ever. Jerry Rice had the most storied career of any receiver in NFL history. Rice holds nearly every receiving record in NFL history and is by far and away the best 49ers receiver of all time.

The 49ers defense has featured the iconic Ronnie Lott and more recently, superstar linebacker Patrick Willis.

This is the list of the best San Francisco 49ers of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest San Francisco 49ers player of all time.
  • 6 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 320
    - 28

    the people's #1 & most listed Wide receiver

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 339
    - 24

    Quarterback

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 231
    - 23

    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 256
    - 24

    Quarterback

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 168
    - 41

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 185
    - 28

    Linebacker

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 183
    - 35

    Running back

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 118
    - 33

    Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 116
    - 58

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 75
    - 26

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 117
    - 31

    Return specialist, Wide receiver

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 126
    - 36

    Tight end, Wide receiver

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 89
    - 20

    Defensive tackle

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 86
    - 20

    Tight end

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 49
    - 24

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Linebacker

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 91
    - 23

    Quarterback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 69
    - 27

    Offensive Lineman

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 58
    - 16
    ) open
  19. 19
    + 72
    - 32
    ) open
  20. 20
    + 59
    - 20

    Cornerback, Safety

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 54
    - 16

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 89
    - 28

    Linebacker

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 67
    - 17

    Running back

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 82
    - 17

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 48
    - 19
    ) open
  26. 26
    + 69
    - 24

    Quarterback

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 53
    - 16

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 37
    - 19

    Cornerback

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 92
    - 15

    ranked low on reranks Tackle

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 45
    - 14

    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 47
    - 13

    Cornerback

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 114
    - 24

    ranked low on reranks Tight end

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 36
    - 16

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Safety

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 37
    - 18

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tackle, Nose tackle, Nose guard

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 46
    - 31

    often listed Quarterback

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 75
    - 28

    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 79
    - 18

    ranked low on reranks Fullback

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 68
    - 26

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 47
    - 18
    ) open
  40. 40
    + 49
    - 14

    Running back

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 46
    - 19

    Defensive end, Linebacker

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 49
    - 24
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 38
    - 16

    Defensive tackle, Tackle

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 66
    - 22

    added by willyboymcoy Running back

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 31
    - 13

    added by will49 Quarterback

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 15
    - 5

    added by mkeith.peel Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 14
    - 7

    added by mkeith.peel Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 11
    - 3

    added by bigulcards Fullback

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 11
    - 9

    added by mkeith.peel Tight end

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 20
    - 20

    added by ejlinehan Running back, Kickoff returner

    ) open
53 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists